School of Public Health Alumni Honored for Contributions

Two graduates of the School of Public Health are among 16 alumni and friends of the University at Albany who were honored on Saturday, May 3, with 2014 University at Albany Alumni Association Excellence Awards:

International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement — Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, M.P.H. ’91    

After 10 years of practicing medicine and 10 more teaching in medical school in his native Uganda, Jotham Musinguzi left medicine to impact public policy in the areas of in reproductive health, family planning, population and development, and HIV/AIDS epidemiology. He went on to serve Uganda as director of the Ministry of Finance’s Population Secretariat in Planning & Economic Development and became chair of the International Council on Management of Population Programs. Musinguzi also served on the board of the Kenya-based African Population and Health Research Centre. Read more about Jotham Musinguzi

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award — William P. Kelly, M.P.H. ’95   

William Kelly has made health care – and health-care payment innovation – his priority for the past quarter-century. Via his business acumen, he created Treo Solutions, a Troy-based firm that provides analytic services to shape policies and strategies for hospitals, health plans and large physician groups. Named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 40 of the industry’s fastest-growing firms, the company was acquired by 3M in spring 2014. Prior to Treo’s founding, Kelly played a key role in the design, implementation and evaluation of Medicaid ambulatory payment systems for the NYS Department of Health. Read more about William Kelly.